(AP) Cleveland, OH - The Browns hosted the New Orleans Saints to kickoff the new year at Browns Stadium. The Saints offense would put up a score on their first series of the season where Zabzebski would find Jimmy Graham on a 10 yard pass for a 7-0 lead. The Saints defense would keep the Browns offense at bay forcing a 3 and out on the Browns first two possesions. The Browns however would even the score in the 2nd Qtr with a 70 yard TD run to make it a 7-7 game The Saints would retake the lead on their next possesion methodically working the ball through the air to 2nd year receiver Marcus Royal. Zabzebski would hit 4 different recievers on the drive including a pass to Harlon Haynes to setup a 1st and goal at the 1 yard line at the 2 minute warning. After a failed QB sneak by Tebow Mark Ingram would take it in from 1 yard out to give the Saints a 14-7 lead. The Browns had just 1 timeout but would complete a 44 yard pass to Hakeem Nicks to setup the Brownies inside the Saints 30 with under a minute left. The Browns now had no timesouts with :09 left and a 3rd and 10 inside the Saints 15 yard line but Vick would make a costly mistake where he found Santonio Holmes who was tackled as time would run out and the Saints led at the half 14-7. The Browns defense was relentless stopping the Saints on the first poessesion of the 2nd half as the Saints went 3 and out. Vick took advantage of the field position and was able to hit Pat Brassell out of the backfield who would run free for 40 yards thanks to a blitzing Saints defense for a TD to tie the game 14-14. However, once again the Saints would respond as they would put up a TD to start the 4th Qtr on a 3rd and goal from the 6 where Zabzebski hit Haynes for a 6 yard score on a slant for a 21-14 lead with 4 minutes left in the game. The Browns were able to move the ball into Saints territory inside the 30 but would be stopped on a 3rd and 3 and opted to go for the FG with all 3 timeouts remianing. The Gamble would pay off as the Browns would get the ball back trailing 21-17 and 1 timeout left with 1:50 remaining. The Browns looked to be in no real hurry but they were forced with a 4th and 1 from the Saints 35 yard line with :36 left. The Browns gambled and tried a pitch to Brassell where he was tackled just short of the first down effectively ending the game as the Saints run out the clock to earn their first victory of the season. "We didnt feel like we played our best game so we feel very fortunate to come away with a win against a tough Browns team" said coach Rob after the game. GG Michael Overman, very fun game.